• JUNE 27 - AUGUST 25

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    Get ready for another Sparkling Summer of Humour with Heart in the Heart of Niagara - Celebrating Canada's most popular playwright!


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  • Pre & Post-Show Talk Backs

    Fore & Aft Lounge

    Join us in our new Fore & Aft Lounge and meet our artists! Pre-order Wine & Cheese Boards when you book your tickets and relax in our lounge while participating in pre and post-show talk backs with our artists. Talk Back Dates and times are listed on each show page. The Foster Festival Fore & Aft Lounge is funded by the Government of Ontario.


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  • JUNE 27 - JULY 13, 2018

    Wrong For Each Other - Norm Foster Greatest Hit!

    How can things which begin so right end up so wrong? Four years after their divorce, Norah and Rudy meet by chance in a big-city restaurant. Overcoming the awkwardness of the situation, they decide to have lunch together. 


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  • JULY 18 - AUGUST 3, 2018

    Come Down From Up River
    - Norm Foster World Premiere!

    Set in Saint John, New Brunswick, Come Down From Up River explores family and forgiveness with a healthy dose of laughter sprinkled with tears. This latest Maritime saga from Norm Foster is guaranteed to delight!

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  • AUGUST 8 - AUGUST 25, 2018

    Renovations For Six
    - Norm Foster World Premiere!

    After taking in this newest comedy by Canada's most popular playwright, you’ll never look at a paint chip again without laughing…or cringing! This new World Premiere by Norm Foster is sure to leave you laughing long after the final bow!


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Humour With Heart... in the heart of Niagara!

The Foster Festival is the very first theatre festival in Canada celebrating the work of a living Canadian playwright. Norm Foster comedies have been staged around the world for over two decades – we are honoured to be bringing them home to Canadian theatre lovers!

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The Foster Festival, located in St. Catharines, Ontario just down the road from the Shaw Festival, presents comedy theatre inspired by the work of internationally renowned Canadian playwright Norm Foster.

At The Foster Festival, we showcase the heart and humour of Norm Foster's writing in a dedicated environment, employing the finest Canadian theatre practitioners and bring you everyday stories that are very, very funny, but also deeply meaningful to and reflective of Canadians.

In addition to producing our summer show series, The Foster Festival team is also very active in our community with outreach programs for kids and adults. It's our belief that a little more laughter is good for everyone's health.

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Introducing Our New Fore & Aft Lounge!

Mar 27th, 2018

NEW! Join us in our new Fore & Aft Lounge and meet our artists! Pre-order your Wine & Cheese Boards and relax in our lounge while participating in pre- and post-show talk backs with our actors.

Foster Festival's 2018 Adult Drama Club

Jan 17th, 2018

The Foster Festival Adult Drama Club is back for our Scene Study Clinic at the Rodman Hall Art Centre.

Foster Festival Takes Top Prize!

Nov 17th, 2017

Foster Festival Takes Top Prize at Ignite Niagara Pitch Series!

Norm Foster hard at work writing two new World Premieres for our 2018 Season!

Sep 19th, 2017

Norm Foster is hard at work writing his next two World Premieres for The Foster Festival's 2018 Season!

2018 Subscriptions Now On Sale!

Sep 7th, 2017

The Foster Festival's 2018 Surprise Subscriptions are now on sale!



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